[Haskell-cafe] Using stringize and string concatenation in ghc preprocessing

Audun Skaugen audunskaugen at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 15:24:57 UTC 2017

ma., 23.01.2017 kl. 20.55 +0100, skrev Ben Franksen:
> Do you have any evidence to support this statement? I ask because if
> what you say is true, most companies willfully and severely restrict
> their options. For instance, a company that employs lawyers who
> "won't
> touch GPL3 or even LGPL3 with a ten foot pole" could not use Linux in
> any way (the kernel is GPL licensed), nor e.g. Android (based on
> Linux
> kernel).
> I have no data on how many companies in the world use Linux. What I
> do
> know is that many companies, even big corporations, actually support
> the
> Linux kernel with code (e.g. drivers), thus triggering the most
> restricting clauses in the GPL. For instance, Volkswagen AG has
> contributed socketcan to the kernel.

Actually, the Linux kernel is GPLv2 licenced[1]. I believe companies
are more comfortable with version 2 than version 3.

[1]: https://www.kernel.org/category/faq.html

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